Charity of the week
From the Top (fromthetop.org) is dedicated to celebrating talented young classical musicians and providing them with a platform to inspire music lovers of all ages. Every year, From the Top selects musicians ages 8 to 18 to perform in venues and festivals across the country, from Colorado’s Aspen Music Festival to Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center. These performances are recorded and aired weekly on National Public Radio’s From the Top program, America’s largest media platform celebrating classical music and young talent. In addition to performing in venues, young musicians have the opportunity to give back to the community by sharing their talent in underserved neighborhoods, schools, and retirement homes. From the Top also awards scholarships to musicians with financial need, giving out more than $2 million since 2005.
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